Friday, March 26, 2010

Earrache My EYE!

Technically it IS a song title, but it is also hinting towards the eye.. And that is the basis for my opening of this post. I woke up this morning with an extremely swollen eye. At first, I was like 'sweet lord, pink eye!!' but after closer inspection by myself and my mother, we have decided that I most likely socked myself right in the eye last night. The swelling has gone down some, thankfully! Before, because of the swelling, when I blinked, my eyelashes were hitting my eyeball since the lid was so large it pushed them downwards - good times!!

I finally did something that I am fairly pleased with! Take a look...

Above is with flash, below is without..
I used OPI You Don't Know Jacques! Suede & ORLY Glitz. I did two thin coats of YDKJS, although I could have gotten away with one.. Then I took one of my art sponges and applied Glitz to the top half of my nails. After that I took my nail art brush and added the black stripes. Simple, but effective!!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Suicide

By The Raveonettes.. And no, do not worry, I am not contemplating my title! I just loooooove this song!!! I was catching up on all the episodes of Gossip Girl I missed.. And this song was played for a bit at the beginning of 'The Debarted' episode. It took me quite awhile to find, but I also stumbled across this awesome website that lists songs from TV shows/Commercials/Movies/Etc.. Pretty awesome! Anyways, check it out, I think it is amazing! It drops the b-bomb near the beginning, but they allow that word on TV now anyways, so it should be ok!

Just some sub-par photos for all of you. I liked my first nails, they were inspired by the ever popular Illamasqua nails, you know the mani I am talking about!

I used CG Heli-Yum, OPI Elephantastic Pink & CG Liquid Leather. I really liked the colour combo, minus the fact it reminded me of Valentine's Day - lots of compliments on it though. Super easy to do!

Now on to my MultiColoured Fail! The photo that I saw of this looked so cute.. The only thing I liked about it was the glitter polish on white.. I didn't bother cleaning up because my clean up was taking it off. I just posted this photo to show how badly I faiiiiled!!

After that disastrous attempt, I went out shopping for a bit.. I ended up grabbing the last bottle of Rimmel Steel Grey & SH ProjectRunway on sale! Woo!

Well, that is all for now! I hope everyone has a terrific Thursday!! Talk to you soon.

Your Comments... ANSWERED!!!
  • Tierney  - Thaaank you! You totally should give it a whirl, it is actually quite fun and I like how they all match yet are all so different!
  • gildedangel - Thankies doll - It was something new to try and I am glad the results weren't horribly bad!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing

By Chris Isaak.. There isn't too much to say about this song other than I think it is super awesome. I like when he sings kind of quick.. Good stuff!!

St. Patrick's Day nails.. Yeah, I will post mine up! I still have just under an hour to appreciate this day..

I actually watched the video posted by Dollface22772 and figured I would try this water marbling thing out.

I liked it.. I didn't do it to perfection.. I have a nail that just wouldn't accept the polish and some air bubbles, but it was a lot of fun and I have gotten a bunch of comments about them just because they are different. I snapped photos of both my left and right hand.. I do apologize about my cuticles though, my hands are very dry. Work has been vicious the last couple of nights via cleaning products and such.

 Left
 Right

My right hand is worse off than my left, but still not overly horrible for a first timer, right? Haha.. Oh, I used OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Jade Is The New Black and OPI Green-Wich Village.
I think I am about to go take this off and give my fingers a few hours to breathe.. I'll paint something tomorrow because I have plans for Friiiiiday.

But for now I think it might be sleepy time.. I am exhausted!!

Goodnight all - hope you had a spectacular St. Patty's Day!

Your Comments... ANSWERED!!!
  • Tierney - Ahh yes, I do remember that!! I had been listening to the tune for a little while and then saw it used on the show - I pretty much fainted - It was a great routine as well!! Thank you, I thought it looked pretty neat as well.. And thank you again, they are pretty adorable and I love their names as well!!
  • gildedangel - Thankies doll (:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Garden

By Mirah. If you want a really interesting song, I suggest you take a listen to this gem.. It is only 2:11, so if you hate it, at least I only wasted 2 moments of your time (:

Quuuuuick post! I just wanted to post something up so everyone didn't think I abandoned them! I don't even have an excuse.. I think I have just been lazy.

Yesterday the mother and I went to do some errands (aka finish collecting gifts to give to the dad.. his birthday is.. today! woo!) One of the first stops was to the Chatters supply shop.. Which is always fun.. It was buy two products, get the third half off.. I of course ran over to the nail polish stand.. And saw they had the Up and Away collection there.. There were 3 I wanted badly, I only nabbed 2.. They didn't have Re-Fresh Mint *tear*.. Then instead of grabbing a third polish, I grabbed Redken Guts instead.

Thhhheeeennnn.. One of the last stops was London Drugs.. I haven't been there in forever.. So of course I scuttled over to the makeup section.. And then into the nail polish aisle. Nothing really appealed to me, which was good because I didn't really want to buy anymore polish (my family is starting to notice how large the collection is becoming..) Go over to the other side of the aisle.. Nail tools, etc, no big deal.. Start walking away.. 'Oh, neat, Seche Vite..' keep walking.. 'SECHE VITE?!' I have been waiting to compile another TD order to get it.. But it was there!! Well, I didn't see the top coat at first, they had everything else.. I was panicking.. Once I told myself to take a deep breath and calmly look I found what I wanted. YAY! I am super pumped about this. After all the amazing things I have heard, this is held in high regard to me. And I know my blogger ladies would not let me down!!

  I used CG Lemon Fizz with CG OMG konaded over, but only I could tell.. So I grabbed my Art Deco in glittery black.. 
Sorry, my camera and lighting hates me so. This looks like SH Lightning to me, but I swear it is still Lemon Fizz. I really like this actually. I keep looking at my fingers.

Now just for fun, I am going to add some updated snaps of the degus.. As soon as I was coming over here to upload photos, they started squawking at me.
Bennie is the dominant in the pair. He isn't afraid of anything. Including a camera. He perches on my hand for a bit, then runs up my arm and relaxes on my shoulders.. He is so cute.
Jet is really timid, but still lovely. The other night I almost started crying.. with joy.. He actually climbed up my arm and perched on my shoulders as well. My little boys are so cute. 

I will have to get some photos during a dust bath for all of you! That is the best.

Have a tremendous Thursday ladies! I have to run out and pick up the cake for the dad.. Then it is a Chinese food supper. I cannot wait to give him his gifts, but my favourite thing is giving him his card. For.. I cannot even tell you how many years now, I have made cards for him (with help from the sibs) we basically superimpose his face on to various characters. He has kept them all. I love that!

Your Comments... ANSWERED!!!

  • Tierney - Thankies doll! You totally should.. I really need practice.. But hey, I'm trying! Ugh, I am the worst for that.. OR I am just really bad at buying people gifts, it is terrible! And at least those shoes were on sale, totally makes up for it (: And thank you! I think he is going to have a pretty good birthday!!
  • susies1955 - I completely agree! I mean, it would selfish of me NOT to buy something for myself.. Right? haha!
  • gildedangel - Thankies doll! Oh! I finally fixed whatever was going on with following you. You know show up in the blog roll - yay!!
  • susies1955 - You're very welcome! A polish rack? Huh.. I think once I am out on my own I will do that.. For now I kind of hide them away so my family doesn't see how many polishes I have acquired!!
  • shortnails - Good ol Zellers, something you can find really great deals there! I will watch out for their polish sales! I will have to pick up that white art deco.. Most of the dollar stores here are lame.. I do go back to Regina next month, they have a dollar tree there, might have to investigate! My nails used to peel.. Then I started using SH Hard As Nails and haven't had the problem again!

Friday, March 5, 2010

No Song Title

Yes, I am being extremely lazy today! But I just wanted to do a quick post before I decide to read, do art or game.. Or nap. Yeeeah.. LAZY FRIDAY!

I went out to do a little birthday shopping (not for me.. that is next month!) but for my daaaad! But of course that means I have to do a bit of shopping for myself. After hitting up Sears, I decided to stop in at Dutch Growers.. Which I mentioned back in the day.. They are a konad supplier and after using konad (well, technically I used an Essence plate last night..) I decided to treat myself! Plus one of my friends has a birthday coming up and she told me that she likes using konad - yay! I did buy one plate for her (she likes the french tips only..) but I might have to keep it for myself.. and get her something else.. We'll see.

 
I bought plates M70 and M45.. Oh, and my camera really hates me today so I apologize for the terribad quality of photos.. I think I snapped about 20 photos of everything and just nothing was working. Blah! I also bought the double ended stamper because I like the idea of using that small side for the smaller images.. and full images for my baby sized pinky nail.
After going there it was time for a quick run to Zellers.. I actually didn't want to go to the cosmetics section because I didn't want to see nail polish.. BUT.. I went because I needed my favourite exfoliating scrub and such.. 


 
I nabbed the Art Deco nail art 'lacquers' first.. I have never tried this brand, but figured I would give them a whirl.. Plus I read somewhere that you can use them with konad? That would be super as these were $2 compared to the $7 konad polish (again, I paid through the nose for the konad stuff, so next time I will just order online!) Then, as I was leaving, I noticed these Wet n Wild polishes on the bottom rack.. And this cute little bottled colour caught my eye! It photographed lighter than it actually is.. It is like a smokey purple.. LOVE IT! It is called 'Bite the Bullet' - I cannot wait to try it!
 
My nails currently.. Kind of suuuucky, but oh well! I used OPI Sapphire in the Snow, an Essence image plate (thank you Secret Santa exchange :D) and CG Devotion. It is a cute idea, I just need to work on my stamping skillz! It will be nice to just use a stamp sometimes instead of trying to paint everything!
Once I returned home it was about 2:30.. Finally at about 3:04 I decided to check the amazon website because I was expecting a shipment today.. But figured maybe they date changed it and it would arrive Monday, nbD as long as it arrives before Thursday aka the dad's birthday.. I ordered him a DVD along with some books for myself.. Anyways, check the website..

 
Delivered? SAY WHAT! I race upstairs and my mom is on the phone to her mom.. I of course interrupt this conversation.. 'Did someone ring the bell?' 'No honey, what's up?' 'It says my package was delivered.. So weird..' 'Well, there was a dark haired guy looking around.. Yes mom, the one I told you about..'.. I open the door, look around, nothing.. Look at the mailbox - PACKAGE! Yay! Now I don't have to wait and worry about it being delivered. Plus I finally have reading material again.
Wait, didn't I say this would be a quick post? Geez! I'm done now!!

Have a fantastic Friday everyone (:

Your Comments... ANSWERED!
  • Tierney - I still have to shorten them.. Or maybe I'll just have to post them up novel style - and I really liked yours, they are all wonderful things!!
  • gildedangel - It was one of those things where I didn't really feel it until I saw it.. I knew moving that book shelf that a nail had broken, but then I saw it and it STUNG! Of course my brother was like 'you're such a girl!' but for once that actually hurt. Boys.. And thank you! It can use some work and I need to tell my sister to keep the bottles neat.. Polish all over the place!!
  • susies1995 - Thankies doll!! It was kind of nice to see all my gems face to face at the same time, haha!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Updated Collection *Pic Heavy*

People that I know have been asking me lately how many polishes I own, and I said I have no idea.. One person said it has to be at least 100, if not way more. I laughed at them. 100? YEAH! Right.

I happened to have decided to move my bookshelf and polish desk.. I didn't like where I had moved my polish stuff - Not enough light there.. And my bookshelf doesn't really need a bunch of light, I could mostly name everything on there.. Anyways!

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Then, after I had them all safely put away.. I found two more babies on my desk.. So CG II and OPI Curry Up Don't Be Late are not pictured.
THEN I tallied up the number.. including minis and the 2 I missed.. 95!! That guess of 100 was alarmingly close. One would think that this number could be startling, but from some of the numbers I have seen posted from other people, I am a polish n00b! This number excites me! I feel like an actual collector! Woo!

Oh, and this also happened..

 
In a way I wasn't too upset about this break, although extremely painful, and I have a high pain tolerance.. This was that nail I had mentioned before.. I couldn't get a photograph of what it actually looks like, but the right side of the nail has actually lifted away from the nail bed.. FREAKY! 
Anyways, that is my post for today so I didn't totally abandon everything this week! Expect another post either tonight or tomorrow.. Whenever I finish this nail design!

Your Comments... ANSWERED!

  • gildedangel - Thankies doll! I agree, it is now one of my faves!
  • Tierney - Thankies!! And thank you for the tag, I started doing it, but realized my answers are paragraphs! I will try and shorten it up and post it!!